"Kesher" means connection. The mission of the Temple Sinai Kesher Committee is to connect and support the members of our congregational community in their times of need. Kesher offers to provide a variety of services including a meal of consolation after a death, or guarding a home during a funeral. Kesher also calls congregants to offer support, sends get-well cards, condolence cards and notes several times during the year following the death, and sends gifts to members' new babies.
Kesher Cares Program
At times of need, a homecooked Jewish-style meal from Kesher Cares will be provided and will complement the other services that Kesher already offers. All of the meals we deliver are exactly the same and come with an ingredients list.
The success of this program depends greatly on the volunteers who commit their time (on a rotating basis) to prepare the meals and deliver them to Temple Sinai for a Kesher member to deliver to the family.
The cost of this program is funded by contributions that are made to the Kesher Fund and by families who have chosen to be a sponsor where they can honor or memoralize someone, or honor a special life cycle event. Bar/Bat Miztvah students can also be a sponsor as one of their mitzvah projects.
Connect with your Sinai family. Connect with Kesher Cares.
Member to Member ProgramKesher’s Member to Member Outreach Program (M to M) provides support both to individuals and families at Sinai in times of illness, divorce, unemployment, and other life crises by partnering those in need of help with congregants who have been through similar challenges and have offered their support. M to M services are completely confidential; only the clergy will facilitate the contact between members.
Kesher Training Manual
Our Kesher Committee is unique because of the strong emphasis we place on training and retraining members to respond in an appropriate, consistent manner, and the systematic approach we have developed to ensure that no one falls through the cracks. A written manual contains the history of the committee, a description of the services provided, and a training manual with specific policies and procedures. Temple Sinai is nationally recognized as a leader in the development of a caring community, and we have trained members of synagogues and churches in Atlanta and throughout the United States.